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9-10-11: Once in a lifetime!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On this once in a lifetime date, 9-10-11, I remember tomorrow's 10 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center; connecting me with a country that recalls, as I do, where they were.

I know you remember where you were on that day... where you were when you heard... I was teaching in Indianapolis and was coming from the book room where I was gathering teacher guides. As I left that room I passed the school officer's room where they were watching TV. They said to me that a plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers. I left their office thinking that it was an accident.
Throughout the day different instances happened that caused me to question the severity of earlier events. Parents started to come to the school to remove their kids, there was a hustle and bustle in the halls that was unfamiliar. But it wasn't until I left that afternoon and called my mom when I knew what had unravelled that day. I called her asking if they got everyone out, she responded that the towers collapsed. I in turn was in disbelief, angry, dismayed. So many emotions.
The trauma of that day stays with me. I don't know why, and may never know why that day impacts me to the core of my soul without having losed any loved ones personally. I feel for those who did lose loved ones, and will never forget that day or how it has changed not only our country as a whole, but me personally...

Untouched but not Unscathed

It feels like yesterday,
When I'm in a particular store
In a certain town
Where the airport is so close
It still startles me.

It feels like yesterday,
As I board a plane today
And see someone acting suspicious
That I can't help but wonder...

It seems like yesterday
Because with each day that passes
I morn for those we lost
And wonder how their lose
Impacts our world today.

It seems like yesterday
Because they are with us
Each and every day.

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PLATINUM755 9/11/2011 9:35PM

    I was at work when new of the attack came over the radio. It was a day that put so much into perspective. I was in the middle of several projects, and trying to make plans to get my car to the shop...trying to fit the car repair in just seemed so pressing at the time until the news came. Family members worked in and around all the areas that were directly affected. Needless-to-say, from that moment on my energies were focused on contacting them, or anyone who may have heard from them, to make sure they were alright. I don't know about anyone else, but that day left me with a feeling of vulnerability that had felt only once before in my life. It was a wakeup call that could no longer be denied about priorities.

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WILDNTEXAS 9/11/2011 1:21AM

    It's a day my husband and I will never forget.

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NELLIEC 9/10/2011 9:04PM

    Since I am in the Pacific Time Zone, I was still in bed, and a friend called, saying to turn on the TV since a horrible thing was happening. I did and watched the events unfold. I was shocked and was grieving!

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So proud!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

When I started the Spring into Shape boot camp I would exercise for 30 minutes a day and be winded just after 15 minutes. I was so out of shape! For the past week while using the treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical and have wanted to just keep going past 30 minutes.

It feels so good to be able to push myself physically. I have got to remember that just because the boot camp is coming to an end doesn't mean I should stop pushing myself. It only means it's time to set a new goal.


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SAFFYS_PAGE 6/4/2011 8:35AM

well done
keep it up

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NELLIEC 5/26/2011 8:38PM

    Sounds like your body is getting used to some more exercise! That is wonderful!

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TRYINGHARD1948 5/26/2011 4:48PM

    emoticon, you are doing it. emoticon

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CAROLIAN 5/26/2011 3:01PM

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A new challenge!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I weighed in today and am actually starting to lose weight again. More impressing to me is that I could actually stay on the elliptical longer than before. This new start is challenging me to push my body past where my mind thinks it can go.

Quite possibly it is my mind I need to exercise into believing that there is more on the horizon for me than just getting by. Here's to a new challenge...

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/19/2011 12:02AM


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NIKKICOLE83 5/18/2011 3:21PM

    That is always the way it is. Your body will do whatever you tell it to do but most of the time I am telling my body to quit. That's why I think people hire personal trainers. Women always want to please others so we will do whatever our trainer tells us which is why we get such great results. But we can be our own worst enemies and so we often end up talking ourselves out of success. Your challenge should be to become your own biggest cheerleader. Everyday tell yourself how capable you are and walk with a swagger as if you have already suceeded and success will follow.

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Doing the Spring into Shape bootcamp

Monday, May 02, 2011

Day 2 is done for me, but ooh wee to how out of shape I am. I was out of breath at 18 mins. I'm going to still charge on through this, though. I'm proud that I kept going to 30 mins.

Change in shift will assist with me being able to exercise in the morning, but working 4pm-12:30am might mess with me wanting to be able to sleep 7-8 hours at night.

Also considering how much I will be able to eat during my lunch break, which would be around 8:30pm a little later than I am wanting to have my last meal of the day, but would probably be better than waiting till I get home at 1 am.

Any suggestions anyone on how to cope with this major change?


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PLATINUM755 5/4/2011 5:56PM

    Sounds like you plan your meals, which is wonderful. I do too and it helps a lot. How do you feel about swapping meals, i.e., breakfast for dinner, lunch for breakfast etc. By swapping meals if I know that I'm going to be late, either breakfast or lunch whichever is my lightest meal, moves to the end of the day. A heavier breakfast does not bother me, it doesn't work for some(they feel sleepy/sluggish) so breakfast would consist of the lightest of the remaining meals.

emoticonjob finishing up! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 5/2/2011 3:22PM

    I would say make sure you keep some apples & oranges, take some carrots & make a sandwich. I like pb&j on honey wheat, not too much sodium with the cold cuts. Congrats on your success today & always. God bless, Dee

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Mrs. Newlywed No More

Sunday, May 01, 2011

So what does it all mean not to be considered a Newlywed anymore.

Well for me, I waited 2 years before I started exercising again. In fact, I just started today. It felt good to do something for me once again. Felt bad to realize just how out of shape I am.

Bad thing about it is I fought so hard to be the sexy, attractive, hot female that my then boyfriend would want to marry. Now that we've married, I realize that all of this is just as important for my confidence as it is to keep his attention.

For as many times as he has said that I look fine and he loves me no matter... I have to love me first in order to feel loved and to give love well.


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TRYINGHARD1948 5/2/2011 5:53AM

    You are right!

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NELLIEC 5/1/2011 10:50PM

    In the long run, we also should emphasize being healthy since to be able to live life fully it is necessary to be healthy!

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    emoticonYou made the biggest step there is to make in this journey. You have finally realized this is for you and no one else!
Congratulations! emoticon Now my friend you will succeed. You now realize you are worth this!
Like you said before you wanted to look good for others. Now you go for it ...You need to look and feel good for number 1. Always remember there is no one more important here than you!
Have a great week and emoticonhome my friend!


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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/1/2011 7:11PM


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NANCYRUBIO 5/1/2011 6:33PM

    Now that is truly beautiful. Keep up caring about each other.

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SHINJU39 5/1/2011 5:48PM

    emoticon Welcome back emoticon

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